5 x Live Streamed Performances | On Demand | BBC
Run time
Approx. 3 hours including interval
Written by
William Shakespeare
Yaël Farber
Creative Team

Set Design - Soutra Gilmour
Costume - Joanna Scotcher
Lighting Designer - Tim Lutkin 
Sound Designer - Peter Rice 
Composer - Tom Lane
Movement - Emily Terndrup
Fight Direction - Kate Waters

Michael Abubakar, Ross Anderson, Aoife Burke, Emun Elliott, Diane Fletcher, William Gaunt, Myles Grant, Akiya Henry, Maureen Hibbert, Reuben Joseph, Gareth Kennerley, Valerie Lilley, Jamie-Lee Martin, James McArdle, Adam McNamara, Henry Meredith, Dereke Oladele, Richard Rankin, Saoirse Ronan, Emet Yah Khai, K-ets Yah Khai
Camera Direction & Production
North South

Lighting Camera - William Knights
Camera Operator - Paolo Bischi 
ZeeGee Operator - Benjamin Eeley 
Crane Operator - Lucas Lytra
Crane Technician - Luke Bryan 
1st AC - Henry Owen
2nd AC - Andrei Lionachescu, Gino Vitolo 
Key Grip - Dan Newcomb 
Lead Sound Engineer - Barnaby Davis 
Assistant Sound Engineer - Les Mommsen, Emi Agbo 
Script Supervisor - Vida Breze 
DIT - Joe Savitch Lee 
Live Stream Coordinator - Ziva Conkas 
Streaming Engineer - Chris Hearn
Vision Mixer - Sam Tipton

Kit Hire

Yaël Farber directs Olivier Award-nominee James McArdle and Four-time Academy Award-nominated Saoirse Ronan, in an elemental production about a world in transformation, the shadows in all of us, and one couple’s spine-chilling quest for power.

The film was directed and produced by North South for a run of 5 live streamed performances, captured in front of a live audience. After a short run on the Almeida’s On Demand player, it then TX’d on the BBC. 

The creative approach was to keep all cameras moving in order to capture the depth and texture on stage. By combining ARRI Amira’s on dollies with a Technocrane and a ZeeGee, audiences at home were brought closer to the exhilarating relationships and raw emotion on stage. The dynamic plan ensured the cameras were fully able to explore the environment, offering powerful new perspectives on the work. 

Available to watch on the BBC’s iPlayer

Image credit: Marc Brenner

Image credit: Marc Brenner

Image credit: Marc Brenner

“Those who watch the live recording cannot help but be impressed by the quality of the meticulous direction both on stage and for the camera… In particular, this medium operates to present an acting and directing masterclass, with the opportunity to watch expert performers in close-up”